S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 7, 2013
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of thermal paper receipts or cash receipt paper
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 37-0503 of the environmental conservation law, as
added by chapter 280 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 37-0503. Definitions.
As used in this title[,]:
1. "child care product" means all pacifiers and unfilled beverage
containers to be used by children under three years old for the consump-
tion of liquids including pacifiers, baby bottles, baby bottle liners
and cups, cup lids, straws and sippy cups.
2. "THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER" OR "CASH RECEIPT PAPER" MEANS ANY PAPER
THAT IS USED BY A COMMERCIAL ENTITY TO ISSUE A MECHANICALLY PRODUCED
RECORD OF A COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION.
S 2. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new
section 37-0508 to read as follows:
S 37-0508. THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER.
NO PERSON SHALL MANUFACTURE, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTE IN
THIS STATE ANY THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER OR CASH REGISTER PAPER THAT
S 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2015. Effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is
authorized to be made on or before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.